Ghost Sweeper Mikami

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Ghost Sweeper Mikami
Cover of Ghost Sweeper Mikami DVD.
GS美神 極楽大作戦!!
(Gōsuto Suīpā Mikami Gokuraku Daisakusen!!)
GenreAction, comedy, supernatural[1]
Written byTakashi Shiina
Published byShogakukan
MagazineWeekly Shōnen Sunday
Original run19911999
Anime television series
Directed byAtsutoshi Umezawa
Music byToshihiko Sahashi
StudioToei Animation
Licensed by
Original networkTV Asahi
Original run 11 April 1993 6 March 1994
Anime film
Directed byAtsutoshi Umezawa
StudioToei Animation
Licensed by
Released24 August 1994
Runtime60 minutes
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Ghost Sweeper Mikami: The Great Paradise Battle!! (Japanese: GS美神 極楽大作戦!!, Hepburn: Gōsuto Suīpā Mikami Gokuraku Daisakusen!!) is a Japanese comedic horror manga series written and illustrated by Takashi Shiina. It was published by the weekly manga magazine Shōnen Sunday from 1991 to 1999. In 1993, it won the Shogakukan Manga Award for best shōnen manga. The series explores some folk religion themes such as possession, exorcism, shamanism, Yurei, and Yōkai.

The series was adapted as a 45-episode anime television series by Toei Animation called Ghost Sweeper Mikami (GS美神, Gōsuto Suīpā Mikami) which ran on TV Asahi and the Asahi Broadcasting Corporation from 1993–1994, covering most parts of the first nine volumes of the Manga (total 39 volumes). The anime lead to the release of a movie, which had been the only existence of Mikami in the United States (released by Manga Video). The TV series has been licensed by Sentai Filmworks.[2] In November 2013, Toei Animation released all of the episodes with English subtitles to YouTube.[3]


Overdevelopment and crowding in Japan has forced many of its indigenous spirits and ghosts to lose their homes. Due to problems caused by the homeless spirits, a new profession was created, the Ghost Sweepers (GS). Private exorcists for hire, they serve only the highest bidder to survive in the cutthroat corporate world. Among this, the Mikami GS Company, led by 20-year-old Reiko Mikami and her two assistants, the 17-year-old boy Tadao Yokoshima and the ghost girl Okinu, is said to be the best.

The manga setup is scenario-to-scenario, with many plots intertwining classic Japanese culture and modern day realities, with occasional references to Western influences. In between these plots are some longer story arcs where new characters are introduced and the existing characters are further developed. There is no one ongoing storyline, therefore the plots are character-driven and serve to gradually develop characters, especially the main protagonists.




There are 45 episodes that aired from April 11, 1993 to March 6, 1994.

# Title Original airdate English airdate
1"Here Comes the Super Sexy Exorcist!"April 11, 1993 (1993-04-11)TBA
The series starts with men asking a ghost to leave the building and rest in peace, but he refuses. Then Tadao Yokoshima appears and says the ghost is causing trouble, but the ghost interrupts him and Yokoshima runs away scared. Reiko Mikami appears and says the same as Yokoshima, completing the line. The ghost tries to attack, but he is captured by an Absorbing Talisman that brings him to peace.
2"Armed Robbers Have No Tomorrow!"April 18, 1993 (1993-04-18)TBA
Two thieves died when trying to steal a bank, but they died before starting the assault and now haunt the bank. Reiko Mikami is called to get rid of the ghost of the thieves.
3"The Empire of Haunted Dolls!!"April 25, 1993 (1993-04-25)TBA
A girl called Aya-chan asks Reiko Mikami to help her find her Moga-chan, which was taken away by a ghost.
4"Ghost Sweeper in Space!!"May 2, 1993 (1993-05-02)TBA
A Gremlin is causing problems and Reiko Mikami is called to solve the problem. Mikami sends Tadao Yokoshima's soul to space to take care of the Gremlin.
5"The Howling of the Haunted Mansion!"May 9, 1993 (1993-05-09)TBA
A man is trying to destroy an old house to create a building in its place, but a ghost dog is causing trouble and he asks Reiko Mikami to take care of it, and also leaves his little dog with her for a while. The dog spirit is strong and gives a lot of trouble, but in the end it is revealed it was the man's dog Kojirou, which protected the house he lived even after his death.
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A 1994 anime film was produced by Toei. It acts as a sequel to the TV series.

Video games[edit]

Ghost Sweeper Mikami: Joreishi wa Nice Body
Ghost Sweeper Mikami: Joreishi wa Nice Body
Cover art of Ghost Sweeper Mikami: Joreishi wa Nice Body
Writer(s)Takashi Shiina Edit this on Wikidata
Composer(s)Kinuyo Yamashita[4]
Hiroyuki Iwatsuki[4]
Platform(s)Super Famicom
  • JP: September 23, 1993[5]
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Two video games based on the manga and anime were spawned. In 1993 a video game entitled Ghost Sweeper Mikami: Joreishi wa Nice Body (ゴーストスイーパー GS美神 〜除霊師はナイスバディ〜) was released for the Super Famicom. In 1994 GS Mikami was published by Banpresto for the PC Engine. Ghost Sweeper Mikami: Joreishi wa Nice Body is a Japan-exclusive action video game based on the manga and anime Ghost Sweeper Mikami. It was developed by Natsume and published by Banalex, which was released in 1993.

Ghost Sweeper Mikami: Joreishi wa Nice Body is a side-scrolling platformer where the player controls Reiko through multiple stages.[6] Reiko is armed with a magic baton that can be used to perform several types of melee attacks. The baton can be powered up to shoot various types of projectiles, though these powerups are lost if Reiko takes any damage. It can also be used as a type of grappling hook to access certain platforms. There are also limited uses of magic attacks that hit all enemies on the screen.



  1. ^ "Sentai Filmworks Adds Ghost Sweeper Mikami TV Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
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  4. ^ a b "Soundtrack Information".
  5. ^ Ghost Sweeper Mikami: Joreishi wa Nice Body at (in Japanese)
  6. ^ Ghost Sweeper Mikami: Joreishi wa Nice Body at MobyGames

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